We are convinced that dinner and drinks taste better with stunning skyline views. Luckily, when it comes to great rooftop hangouts in the City of Angels, the sky’s the limit. There’s no shortage of places to enjoy cocktails in the clouds and dinner at altitude. Here at the best rooftop bars in Los Angeles that rise above the rest.
The 7 Best Rooftop Bars in Los Angeles
1. The Highlight Room, Hollywood
You’ll find The Highlight Room atop the Dream Hotel in Hollywood, close to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame. From up here, the views of the Los Angeles skyline are unparalleled. This rooftop bar and pool is a great place to party and has a lively atmosphere. At night, the pool turns into a dancefloor! For a more chilled out affair, come visit before sunset.
The only rooftop bar in Venice Beach offers terrific views across Muscle Beach, the Venice Beach Boardwalk and the Pacific Ocean. These views are enhanced even more at sunset when the kaleidoscopic sky kisses the horizon and bows out for the night. Cameras at the ready for that Insta sundowner shot! Speaking of shots, the drinks menu is extensive with a lovely selection of signature cocktails and local Californian beers. There’s also tasty bar bites and a weekend brunch menu that draws the crowds.
3. L.P. Rooftop Bar, West Hollywood
Want to go where the cool crowd goes? Then head to the intersection of La Cienega and Melrose to L.P. Rooftop, which sits above E.P. Restaurant. The views of the Hollywood Hills are stellar, especially at sunset. As for the drinks? They are fun and creative and named after songs, for instance, Kickstart My Heart and Bad Medicine. The party-goers are equally as fun and there is a good-time vibe to the place.
4. Broken Shaker, Downtown
Kitch and colourful, this palm-laden rooftop bar is on top of the Freehand Hotel in Downtown LA. Cocktails are as colourful and eclectic as the decor and there are some tasty street-food-inspired dishes to pair with your drinks. Being 14 stories high, you get some great views of the LA Skyline. There is a rooftop pool here too, but that is only for guests of the hotel to use.
5 . Spire 73, Downtown
Soaring 73 floors above Downtown LA, Spire 73 is the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. You’ll find this sky-high bar in the InterContinental Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. This lounge is lux and relaxing with firepits, classic cocktails and comfortable seats. As you can imagine, the views from up here are sweeping and simply stunning.
6. Perch LA, Downtown
For majestic views of Los Angeles’ skyscrapers, head to Perch on South Hill Street in DTLA. This open-air rooftop terrace up on the 16th floor is warm and inviting with lots of comfy seats and cosy fireplaces. Enjoy well-crafted cocktails whilst listening to live DJs or jazz bands as you soak up the views and friendly atmosphere. The rooftop is for drinks only but there is a wide selection of Kir, wines, including bubbly, by the glass. The weekday happy hour is not to be missed.
7. Skybar, West Hollywood
For a real taste and experience of Hollywood glamour, don your finest outfit and head to the Skybar at The Mondrian Hotel. Come in the daytime and you can chill out, relax and sip cocktails by the pool whilst soaking up the sun and the views. Come at nighttime, and you will be at one of the hottest party spots in the city. This rooftop bar with its ivy-covered pavilion draws crowds from all over and all ages. The views of the LA skyline are fantastic and best enjoyed with a fun cocktail in hand from the extensive menu.